(Closed) Need help finding a non traditional first song

posted 11 years ago in Music
Post # 3
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wanted country too and my fiance wanted michael buble or frank sinatra.. We ended up with L.O.V.E by Nat King Cole. Im not sure how original it is for a 1st dance but it was the perfect speed and fun to dance to- it’s a jitterbug. 

Post # 5
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I LOVED the song Marry Me by Train, but Fiance really wants Staind Tangled in You. we listen to more rock music though so they aren’t fitting for everybody.



Post # 6
3315 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We used, “Dance Me to the End of Love,” by Leonard Cohen.  It’s not country, it hasn’t been used at a million weddings, and both of us loved it.

Post # 7
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

The Luckiest- Ben Folds

Post # 9
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We aren’t either!! We took a couple lessons and the jitterbug is easy because it is really only 3 steps and you add whatever turns and dips you want! I wish i knew how to post a video and i would show you ours. But if you do consider dance lessons the jitterbug is a quick and fun and easy! 

Post # 10
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Allyser:  We plan on using L.O.V.E. by NKC too.  I like the Buble version too, but it’s over 5 minutes long.  Nat keeps his to just over 3 minutes, I don’t want to be out there too long.  I like your suggestion of the jitterbug.  Never heard of it, but we were planning on taking lessons in the spring, so I’ll be sure to mention that!



Post # 11
1618 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re dancing to Real Love by Regina Spektor which is a cover of the same song by John Lennon.  Here’s a link, you should listen to it! The recorded version (the link is a live version, the only one I can find) is even more beautiful because it has a chorus in the backround that sounds like angels.  If you want, I can upload the MP3 on a site for you to download.


Post # 12
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Daily Candy Weddings just put out a list of Indy Songs for weddings today, coincidentally a song that my FH and I will be using was in there. Here’s their list!

First Dance First

Home,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
(Feel free to play this multiple times.)

Can You Tell,” Ra Ra Riot
(He’s still got butterflies.)

No One’s Gonna Love You,” Band of Horses
(Classic. To the point.)

Love and Some Verses,” Iron & Wine

(In it for the long haul.) (This is the song we’ll be using for our recessional)

You’ve Got the Love,” Florence + the Machine
(Well, if you didn’t we’d be worried.)

Daddy’s Little Dancer

Hello Halo,” Blair
(Once a kid, always a kid.)

On My Way Back Home,” Band of Horses
(But only for this song.)

Get Everyone on the Dance Floor

Ready to Start,” Arcade Fire
(That’s “Ready to Start the Party” to you.)

I Feel It All,” Feist
(Feeling mighty fine.)

A-Punk,” Vampire Weekend
(Aren’t they all?)

Tighten Up,” The Black Keys
(And get down.)

Say Aha,” Santigold
(Less talk, more dance.)

Je Veux Te Voir,” Yelle
(It’s French for “good music.”)

Deadbeat Summer,” Neon Indian
(Children of the ’80s gotta love synth pop.)

Whirring,” The Joy Formidable
(It’s going by so fast; take a second to dance.)

Drunk Girls,” LCD Soundsystem
(Never tardy to the party.)

Electric Feel,” Mgmt
(Better than the electric slide.)

Creator,” Santigold
(No, that’s not M.I.A.)

Wrap It Up

Boyfriend,” Best Coast
(For the single gals, perhaps during the bouquet toss.)

Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),” Muse
(Please don’t judge us for the source.)

Cameras,” Matt & Kim
(The photographer’s got you covered.)

Sleepyhead,” Passion Pit
(You can sleep in the morning.)

Post # 13
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@vaness13181 yes you should def. try it! We had a lot of fun. I have a short video clip i could show you but i am not sure how to upload a video?!

Post # 14
185 posts
Blushing bee

we’re doing “without you” by Motley Crue:)

Post # 15
2530 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did “True Love Will Find You (In The End)” by Wilco and it was beautiful! Also, we were at a friends’ wedding and their first dance was to Michael Bubles “Everything” and it was really pretty!

Post # 16
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

“How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor is cute and fun.

so is “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green.


We did “Sway” Michael Buble’s version

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